• <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> SHERBURNE, BRANTZ, and WIRGMAN. The Original Drawings of the First Modern Scientific Survey of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay. $350,000 to $500,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> LAFON, Barthelemy. The Earliest Comprehensive Survey of Louisiana and its Adjacent Regions. $350,000 to $450,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Giacomo GASTALDI. The Most Important Renaissance Wall Map of Asia Published in the 16th Century – with all four sheets having full margins. $300,000 to $400,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> CAO, Junyi. The Most Important Map of China to Come to Market in 50 Years. One of only three known copies of the last Ming Dynasty world map. $325,000 to $375,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> ORTELIUS, Abraham. Ortelius Atlas Spanish 1588 Magnificently Rich Original Hand Color in Full. $225,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> An Exceptionally Fine and Historically Important Manuscript Map Showing the Origins of Texas in the 19th Century. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> PRICE, William and BONNER, John. Map of Boston 1769. $225,000 to $325,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. Audubon’s Brilliant Icon, That Has Never Been Equaled for Drama. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Pierre-Joseph REDOUTE. Original Watercolor, Red Lily. $175,000 to $250,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>December Sale<br>December 5, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> John James AUDUBON. The Most Famous Image of a Bird in All of History. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> Martin WALDSEEMULLER. The Finest Example in Existence of Martin Waldseemuller’s Map of the New World, with Spectacular Full Original Color. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Dec. 5:</b> GORDON, Peter. The First State of the First View of Savannah: The Template for American Urban Planning. $100,000 to $150,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.

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Rare Book Hub: 25 Auctions Archived, another 50 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 15 November, 25 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 8 denominated in euros, 1 in British pounds, and 16 in US dollars.  Turnover was $8,057,873 as 8,104 lots were offered and 6,195 sold for a 76% success rate.  The market is moving ahead inspite of the impeachment hearings but it feels sluggish.  At such times the experienced know to stay the course and often win big.

  

1 auction saw total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysTravel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 12th: $3,384,335



2 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered: 

Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 5th: 262.88% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 4th: 152.34% 


11 auctions saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/13 on November 10th: 100.00% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 5th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 99.16% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/3 on November 10th: 99.14% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/12 on November 12th: 98.05% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/3 on November 10th: 95.81% 
Brunk AuctionsPremier Auction - Books, Prints on November 9th: 92.98% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 4th: 92.86% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsPost War and Contemporary Art - Prints on November 8th: 87.38% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 83.22% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 9th: 82.50% 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Sothebys PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION DESCRIPTION DE L'ÉGYPTE Description de l'Égypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française, publié par les orders de Sa Majesté l'Emp on November 12th Actual price: USD $604,814.
  2. Sothebys Hortus nitidissimis omnen per annum superbiens floribus, sive amoenissimorum florum imagines"¦ In publicum edidit Iohannes Michael Seligmann. on November 12th Actual price: USD $136,436.
  3. Sothebys TIBET - A glimpse of Tibet. 96 photographs taken for the 1937 Italian Expedition by Fosco Maraini with an introductory note by Giuseppe Tucci of the Royal Academy of Italy, leader of the expedition. on November 12th Actual price: USD $120,385.
  4. Sothebys Atlas ou Colom Ardante demonstrant toutes les costes de la Grand Mer, de tout l'Univers jusqu'a present Congnus Fort utile a tous Pilotes, Marchands, & Amateurs de la Navigation Nouvellement Mis en Lumiere. on November 12th Actual price: USD $120,385.
  5. Sothebys Plantarum rariorum horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis descriptiones et icones. on November 12th Actual price: USD $120,385.
  6. Sothebys Les voyages de la Novvelle France occidentale, dite Canada. on November 12th Actual price: USD $112,359.
  7. Sothebys A collection of watercolours and drawings to illustrate Expédition scientifique de Morée. Section des sciences physiques, 1832-1836 on November 12th Actual price: USD $96,308.
  8. Sothebys [Views in the Ionian Islands]. on November 12th Actual price: USD $88,282.
  9. Sothebys Klaer-lichtende noort-star ofte Zee-atlas; waer in vertoont wordt, De gelegentheydt van alle de zee-kusten des geheelen aerdtbodems. on November 12th Actual price: USD $88,282.
  10. Sothebys Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam et de toute l'Europe"¦ en deux parties"¦ troisieme edition, revue, corrigée, & considérablement augmentée"¦ A laquelle en a joint une troisieme partie qui traite des plus belles fleurs. on November 12th Actual price: USD $88,282.
  11. Sothebys UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A collection of over two hundred historic photographs, on November 12th Actual price: USD $72,231.
  12. Sothebys Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou collection de portraits, de vues et de costumes grecs et ottomans, peints sur les lieux, d'après nature. on November 12th Actual price: USD $60,995.
  13. Rago Arts and Auctions Gretchen, 1984 on November 8th Actual price: USD $56,250.
  14. Sothebys ARABIA Map of the Red Sea and Nejd. on November 12th Actual price: USD $56,180.
  15. Sothebys Traité de Fauconnerie. on November 12th Actual price: USD $48,154.
  16. Rago Arts and Auctions Edmund, 1985 on November 8th Actual price: USD $47,500.
  17. Sothebys PROPERTY FROM THE GARRETT COLLECTION CHINESE PAINTINGS - YOUQUA An album of fifty paintings, on November 12th Actual price: USD $44,944.
  18. Sothebys PERSIAN GULF - ROYAL AIR FORCE A collection of fourteen photographs, on November 12th Actual price: USD $44,944.
  19. Sothebys The Birds of Great-Britain with their eggs. on November 12th Actual price: USD $41,733.
  20. Sothebys Wondertooneel der Nature. on November 12th Actual price: USD $38,523.
  21. Kestenbaum and Company An extraordinary collection of c. 600 works of art and related items by Hermann Struck. on November 7th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  22. Rago Arts and Auctions Wallpaper with Blue Floor Interior, 1992 on November 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  23. Rago Arts and Auctions Second Roebling #2, 1974 on November 8th Actual price: USD $37,500.
  24. Sothebys CANADA Album of topographical drawings and watercolours of Toronto, Guelph and Lake Simcoe, with maps, sketches, and ephemera, September 1854 to July 1856. on November 12th Actual price: USD $35,313.
  25. Sothebys Complete set of first editions of the voyages, comprising: First Voyage - John Hawkesworth. An Account of the Voyages by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Ca on November 12th Actual price: USD $35,313.

 


25 total sales reported this week:

Swann Galleries. Rare and Important Travel Posters on November 14th: 74.24%
Sothebys. Photographs - Online bidstart 11/6 on November 14th: 60.00%
Christies. Modern Editions - Online bidstart 11/6 on November 13th: 76.09%
Sothebys. Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History on November 12th: 76.18%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on November 12th: 78.75%
Kestenbaum and Company. Judaica on November 7th: 54.29%
Rago Arts and Auctions. American and European Fine Art - Prints on November 9th: 77.78%
Brunk Auctions. Premier Auction - Books, Prints on November 9th: 92.98%
Michaans Auctions. Gallery Auction - Books, Prints, Photographs on November 9th: 64.29%
Aspire Auctions. Fine Art - Prints - Online bidstart 10/25 on November 2nd: 77.59%
Aste Bolaffi. 20th Century Art - Prints on November 6th: 58.56%
Zisska and Lacher. Books on November 9th: 62.34%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/5 on November 12th: 99.16%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/12 on November 12th: 98.05%
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Online Auction: Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters and Objects on November 5th: 72.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 11/1 on November 8th: 83.22%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 5th: 100.00%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 4th: 92.86%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 10/25 on November 3rd: 78.26%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/13 on November 10th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/3 on November 10th: 95.81%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/3 on November 10th: 99.14%
RR Auction. Sports - Internet Bidstart 10/18 on November 6th: 59.12%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Post War and Contemporary Art - Prints on November 8th: 87.38%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on November 9th: 82.50%

 


For the week ahead 50 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Nov. 18th
Sothebys. Paris. Library of Jean-Francois Chopin. 284 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Artists and Bindings: Books and Manuscripts. 47 lots
Winter Associates. Plainville, CT . Prints. 33 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 11/8. 57 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 67 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Aristophil 26 • History; Pages of History.
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Aristophil - 22 • BRITANNICA-AMERICANA.

Tue. Nov. 19th
Doyle New York. New York. Fine Modern Art - Prints. 32 lots
Artcurial. Paris. French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries. 266 lots
Jacksons Auction. Cedar Falls, Iowa . Important American and European Fine Art and Antiques. 31 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 11/12. 194 lots
Sothebys. London. The Cottesloe Military Library. 471 lots
Potomack Company. Alexandria. Online Auction - Books, Prints. 117 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Fine and Decorative Arts - Prints, Books, etc.. 12 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 11/8. 17 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 11/12. 695 lots
Alexander Historical Auctions. Chesapeake City. Fall Auction.

Wed. Nov. 20th
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips. 319 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Books and Works on Paper. 304 lots
Morphy Auctions. Denver. Coin-Op and Advertising - Signs, Posters and Prints. 456 lots
ALDE. Paris. Hunting Books. 318 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Forum Auctions@Artsy: Urban Jungle. 60 lots
Sothebys. New York. Sacred Splendor: Books and Manuscripts. 218 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Trading cards, Prints, Books. 125 lots
De Baecque and Associes. Lyon. Books and Prints.

Thu. Nov. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 2309 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts, with Miniature Books. 338 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. 552 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs and Artifacts - bidstart 11/8. 399 lots
Eldreds. East Dennis,. Fall Marine Sale - Prints. 38 lots
Soler Y Llach. Barcelona. Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Collectibles. 665 lots
Ader. PARIS. Aristophil Collections - History - Around the French Academy.
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Trading cards, Prints, Books. 60 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Manuscripts of Alexandre Kolchak.
Skinner. Marlborough. Country Americana - Signs and Prints. 8 lots

Fri. Nov. 22nd
Eldreds. East Dennis,. The Fall Sale. 59 lots

Sat. Nov. 23rd
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters. 885 lots
Neal Auction Company. New Orleans. Louisiana Purchase Auction. 117 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Comic Strips. 322 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Anniversary Sale - Part 1 : Modern Art · Photography · Applied Arts. 300 lots
Marc van de Wiele Auctions. Brugge. Rare Books. 723 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots
Addison and Sarova. Macon. Rare Books. 266 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Anniversary Sale - Part 2 : Private Press Books from The Bear Press, Burgart Presse, Kaldewey Press,. 223 lots
Christian Hesse Auktionen. Hamburg. Anniversary Sale - Part 3 : Books from the 16th to 20th Century. 371 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Holiday Sale - Books, Prints. 46 lots
Stephan Welz & Co.. Constantia. Books, Fine Art Prints.

Sun. Nov. 24th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 11/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 11/17.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles - Internet bidstart 10/27. 120 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> JAMES OF MILAN | <i>Pricking of love,</i> illuminated manuscript in Middle English [England, fifteenth century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> BEARDSLEY | <i>The Toilet of Helen,</i> original ink drawing for Savoy, 1895. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DICKENS | <i>A Christmas Carol,</i> 1844, seventh edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>English Literature, History, Science,<br>Children’s Books and Illustrations<br>1 – 8 December, 2020</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DARWIN | <i>For Private Distribution... Extracts from Letters addressed to Professor Henslow...,</i> 1835, original wrappers. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> DEFOE | Autograph manuscript poem, 'Resignation', 1708. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 1-8 Dec.:</b> GRAHAME | <i>The Wind in the Willows,</i> 1908, first edition, dust-jacket. £12,000 to £16,000.
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>
  • <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Joyce (James), <i>Ulysses,</i> 4to, Paris: (Shakespeare & Co.) 1922, First Edn. €7,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Of the Utmost Rarity with Swift Association. Harward (Michael). <i>Philomath. A New Almanack for the Year of Our Lord,</i> 1666. €6,000 to €9,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Full Complement of Hand Coloured & Other Plates. Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>Monumenti dell Egitto e della Nubia,</i> Vols. I, II, & III Plate Volumes only. €5,000 to €7,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Magnificent Hand Coloured Plates. [Bivort, Debabay, & others] <i>Annales de Pomologie,</i> 8 vols., folio, Brussels, 1853-1861. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> With Very Fine Coloured Plates & Illustrations. Barbier (George) Vogel (Lucien) & others, <i>Gazette du Bon Ton - Arts-modes et frivolities, </i> 1914 to 1922. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> “I have seen War... I hate War," Signed Presentation Copy to William C. Bullitt, Roosevelt (Franklin D.) August 14, 1936. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Victorian Hostess & Horticulturist. An Important Collection Relating to Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913). €2,500 to €3,200.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Fine Original Portrait Photos of The O'Brien Ladies by Margaret Cameron. Two black and white Photos, each 8" x 10". €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> James Hume Nesbitt Illustrations: A collection of twelve pen and ink Drawings and Etchings intended for publication as book of illustrations for his thriller novels. €800 to €1,200.
    <center><b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers<br>Christmas Rare Books<br>& Collectors’ Sale<br>9 & 10 December 2020</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Attributed to Kitagawa Utamavo (1753-1806). A pair of attractive colourful woodblock prints, of Court Ladies in decorative robes with numerous stamps and script. €800 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Contemporaneous Notes from Captain Cook's Voyage Travel: [Anon] <i>Voyage to the South Sea by Mr. Banks, Mr. Parkinson and Dr. Solender, with Capt. Cooke,</i> a 7 page m/ss document. €700 to €1,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, Dec. 9:</b> Very Rare First U.K. Edition with Yellow Paper Band. Herbert (Frank). <i>Dune,</i> 8vo London (Victor Gollancz Ltd.) 1966. €500 to €700.
  • <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rackham (Arthur). 'The Skein', original pen, ink and watercolour drawing. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Vico (Giambattista). <i>Principj di una scienza nuova,</i> FIRST EDITION, Felice Mosca, Naples,1725. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> <i>Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London,</i> first edition, Ackermann & Co., 1841. £1,800 to £2,200.
    <center><b>Chiswick Auctions<br>Books & Works on Paper<br>Live Online<br>2 December 2020</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Bible, English, Coverdale's Version, J. Nycolson, Southwark, [1535]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Johnson (Samuel). <i>A Dictionary of the English Langauge,</i> 2 vol., fourth edition revised by the author, folio, 1773. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Orwell (George). <i>The Road to Wigan Pier,</i> first public edition, 8vo., Victor Gollancz, 1937. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Dec. 2:</b> Rowling (J. K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> FIRST EDITION, first printing 1997. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>